Henry County Public Health provides many services to the
residents of Henry County including:
Immunizations (hours see
right side of page)
All childhood immunization are available.
Children eligible for VFC (Vaccine for Children) * are free of charge.
eligible children are 0-18 years of age who meet one or more of the following
Enrolled in Medicaid
Uninsured (have no insurance)
Underinsured (have health care coverage but the benefit plan does not include
coverage for immunizations)
Adult immunizations available include Hepatitis A
and B, Pneumococcal, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis, Measles/Mumps/Rubella,
Gardasil, Polio, Meningitis, Varicella, Shingrix and Flu. TB testing is also
This program is designed
to help our senior residents remain in their homes. Services include assistance
with bathing, light housekeeping, laundry, errands and meal preparation. There
may be a fee which would be on a sliding scale based on household income and
Health Maintenance Program
Registered nurses provide visits to residents that are not eligible for a
Medicare certified agency. Services include medication set-up, health
assessments, blood draws and other health interventions. This program may have a
fee charged based on a sliding fee scale.
Newborn Home Visitor
All infants born at Henry County Health Center and those
born elsewhere but live in Henry County are eligible for a home visit by a
nurse. A RN will share information on infant health, safety, parenting, normal
growth and development and community resources. An infant assessment including
feeding issues is also included. Home visits are free of charge.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead poisoning prevention is an
important Public Health Service. Lead poisoning is a silent disease:
may not know if your home has lead painthomes built before 1960 frequently have
lead based paint.
Your child can have lead poisoning and not seem sick.
Children with lead poisoning may have learning disabilities and behavior
problems. Serious cases can lead to death.
A blood sample from your childs
finger is all that is needed to obtain a lead level for your child. All Iowa
children must have proof of a blood lead test before starting kindergarten or as
soon after that as the parents are notified that the child needs a test. Testing
is done during WIC Clinics and by appointment at the Public Health office.
Children living in older homes commonly ingest lead through paint chips, dust,
or soil around the exterior of the home. In the case of a child poisoned at
20ug/dl or more, a certified lead inspector will conduct an environmental
inspection to identify lead hazards in the home.
Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The Care for Yourself
program helps eligible women in Iowa receive mammograms, clinical breast exams
and Pap tests at no cost. These services are provided by qualified local
physicians, nurses and other health care providers.
To be eligible for the
Care for Yourself program you must:
Be 50 64 years old*
Have full medical insurance but has at least one
barrier to receiving services
Have medical insurance but is underinsured
Have no medical insurance
*Some services may be available for women
under 50 or over 64 years of age
Maternal Health Program
Provides information and support to pregnant women to help ensure a
healthy pregnancy and baby. A nurse will help program participants:
Access the health insurance process and other financial
Enroll in prenatal education classes
nutritional needs during pregnancy and after the baby is born
dental screening assessment, fluoride varnish, education and referral for dental
Provide prenatal and postpartum home visits as indicated
Public Health is working to improve the
health and wellbeing of our county residents by working in partnership with the
Healthy Henry County Communities Coalition. The Coalition is currently focusing
on activities in the categories of Eat Well, Move More, and Feel Better. Their
vision for a healthy Henry County is welcoming, safe communities where residents
enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle and strong multi-generational social
The Coalition meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 1pm. To
learn more visit
http://www.HealthyHenryCounty.org or call 319-385-0779 and ask for
Health Pulse Alliance
The Health Pulse Alliance was formed in 2017 to work on the Federal HRSA grant. This
is a network of individuals and organizations working to strengthen the rural
healthcare system. Their vision is to increase the collaboration between network
members and provide a comprehensive care continuum process that addresses
healthcare needs. The primary project goals are 1. Recognize the top health
related needs in Henry County, 2. Develop a system to be responsive to needs of
residents and to the changing environment of health care by 2020, 3. Work with
network and community partners to address gaps in the population health
environment, and 4. Ensure awareness of resources and services available to
Henry County residents.
CARE LINKS is a
program where trained staff can work with you to connect you to resources and
services you may need to improve your daily living. For example, we would help
connect you to:
Medical and/or behavioral care, including preventative
Social and other supports to gain and maintain an independent
Food, clothing, housing or other basic needs
What will CARE LINKS do for me?
CARE LINKS staff
will meet with you to listen to the needs you and your family have
work together to find the services you may need
CARE LINKS staff will
assist you to make those contacts and follow up with you to see if you were able
to get the help you needed
We can also aid communicating with other service
Who is eligible?
All Henry County and
surrounding area residents can participate in CARE LINKS. This is a FREE
program. Stop in Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm or call 319-385-0779 to make an
Better Choices Better Health
workshop series is taught by trained leaders and meets weekly for 6 weeks. It is
designed to teach adults to become effective self-managers of their chronic
The workshops will:
Introduce techniques to deal
with frustration, fatigue, pain, and depression.
Help participants improve
and maintain strength and flexibility, discover better nutrition and exercise
choices, understand ways to manage medication side effects and regimens, learn
relaxation techniques, and how to handle difficult emotions.
participants to become more confident about communicating effectively with
family and health care providers.
Assist participants in the development of
action plans and goal setting.
screening for Presumptive Eligibility, which immediately enrolls eligible
children into Medicaid health insurance without waiting for the application to
be fully processed through DHS. This allows them to be seen at physicians and
dentist offices that would normally accept Medicaid patients.
The Iowa Department of Health participates
with local, state and federal partners to increase the states ability to
respond to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health
We invite you to be a part of our preparedness effort. In this
publication, youll find information on how to make a plan for communicating
with your loved ones and coordinating their actions if a public emergency
Click here to view the Protect Iowa Health Guidebook
Communicable Disease Follow-Up
The Communicable Disease
Control Program provides ongoing surveillance and control of significant
infectious diseases such as meningitis, pertussis (whooping cough), salmonella,
tuberculosis, e-coli and hepatitis. Our staff works with medical providers,
hospitals and laboratories to:
Detect and report cases of significant
Investigate the circumstances of each case.
Provide pertinent information to families and communities.
implement measures to control the spread of disease.
infection-control training to community agencies and organizations.
Address of Henry County
Public Health office:
106 N. Jackson St.
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Hours Office is Open:
8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday
Immunization Clinic Hours:
Tuesday 9-11 AM
Wednesday/Thursday 1-4 PM
1st & 3rd Thursday
of each month 1-6 PM
Board of Health Members:
Dr. Thomas Bainbridge
Shelley Van Dorin
Public Health Forms
used in the Public office
Public Health Links:
Center for Disease Control - Travellers Health
Iowa Department of Public Health